Song of the Day: Sushi Date – Vandes Jackson

VANDES JACKSON‘s heartfelt single, ‘Sushi Date’ is the perfect joint for those lazy summer days with friends, thanks to its flowing mesmerising soundscapes and trance-like flow provided by the man himself.

Vandes Jackson is an American record producer and musician hailing from the culturally diverse city of Chicago, Illinois. Have a listen to his self-produced single, released via Bentley Records:

Check Out Aceron’s Latest Track, ‘Wavy’ + Video, Featuring Lil Eazy-E & Gizelle

Chicago’s rapper ACERON is back with his second single ‘Wavy’ taking from his soon to be released album, ‘Poise’.

For his latest release – which carries a heavy bass and strong percussions giving it that West Coast feel with a Midwest twist – Aceron taps the legendary godfather of Gangsta Rap Eazy-E’s first son, Lil Eazy-E to add some razor sharps bars. He also calls upon fellow Chicagoan R&B Songstress Gizelle who provides the voice for the silky smooth chorus that ties everything together.

Why not check out the video for ‘Wavy’ below…

Song of the Day: No More Magical – Wax Tailor x Mick Jenkins

Legendary trip-hop producer WAX TAILOR has teamed up with MICK JENKINS for single, ‘No More Magical’, just over one year after the release of his last album, The Shadow Of Their Suns. Languishing and unhurried Wax Tailor and Mick Jenkins present the spirit of disillusionment and the apathy that follows. Harsh and raw, the unflinching lyrics are contrasted against production with nostalgic fragrances of old school hip hop elements.

With seven studio albums and more than 800 concerts in 60 countries and numerous awards, Wax Tailor is recognized as one of the main ambassadors of the electro-hip hop international scene. Wax Tailor’s music videos, directed by Berkay Turk, won prestigious awards including SXSW, NYC, L.A, Cannes Indie Short Awards. His music has been featured in several tastemaker publications including Pitchfork, Mixmag, NME, Wonderland, CLASH Magazine, HiphopDX, XLR8R, Rolling Stone, Pop Matters, Under The Radar and Respect Magazine while receiving radio play from BBC Radio 6 Music, KEXP, KCRW, NME Radio, RADIO EINS and RADIO NOVA, to name a few.

Born in France, near Paris, and currently based in South Africa, Wax Tailor has sold nearly half a million physical copies and holds hundreds of millions of plays on streaming platforms around the world. The works of Wax Tailor calls to mind the likes of Nightmares on Wax, DJ Shadow, RJD2 and The Avalanches.

Featured rapper Mick Jenkins was born in Huntsville, Alabama and is currently based in Chicago, Illinois. The producer is signed to the renowned Cinematic label has previously worked with the likes of Kaytranada, Ghostface Killah, Disclosure and Chance The Rapper amongst others. The producer has earned support from the likes of Medium, NPR, Rolling Stone, NME, Paste Magazine, Complex, Highsnobiety, Flaunt, Hot New Hip Hop, Chicago Sunday Times, Billboard, Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, Dazed Digital, Spin, Stereogum, Under The Radar, This Song Is Sick, Earmilk, Brooklyn Vegan, XXL Mag, Clash Magazine, The Fader and Magnetic Magazine to name a few. In total, Mick Jenkins has collected over 250 million plays across platforms.

Check out the pair fiery joint below..

Saba Drops Soulful and Nostalgic Track, ‘Come My Way’ Featuring Krayzie Bone

The acclaimed Chicago rapper-producer and Pivot Gang Co-Founder SABA has teamed up with Cleveland rapper Krayzie Bone of the trailblazing GRAMMY Award-winning hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony for new single ‘Come My Way.’

An ode to nostalgia and Saba growing up in his hometown Chicago, the latest offering is taken from Saba’s highly anticipated third solo album Few Good Things dropping on 4th February “Come My Way”, features Krayzie Bone’s signature flow adding a classic and familiar sound that helps ground the Daoud and daedaePIVOT co-produced track.

Speaking on the collaboration, Saba says: “When I think back on first discovering Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as a child, it immediately stood out to me as unique. I started paying attention and really learning how to rap from listening to them and trying to recite it. It felt honest and completely true to themselves — authentic in a way that doesn’t come around very often and in a way that will be impossible to recreate. Their mix of melody and rhythms that I had never heard is what connected with me in a way that other music just didn’t. It inspired me to be more creative.“

A successful independent artist, Saba has rooted his career in authenticity and musicality that’s made him one of his generation’s most important and unique voices. A major player in the Chicago scene who’s enviable career has seen him collaborate with and produce for the likes of Chance The Rapper, Noname, Mick Jenkins and more.

Following his first foray into making music at the age of 8 in his early adolescence, he built a recording studio in his Grandmother’s basement on the Westside of Chicago where he and a group of neighbourhood friends formed Pivot Gang. They began taking trains across the city to join creative youth organisations and perform at open mics.

Coming from a deeply musical family, Saba was influenced by his father, a Chicago R&B artist named Chandlar, at a young age who would bring him to the studio with him to record sounds of soul, R&B and jazz. All experiences that developed his sonic palette, sharpened his writing and performance skills and led him to be self-taught on a variety of musical instruments – an innate talent and musicality that has led to support from Pitchfork (8.7 Best New Music), NPR (#1 Hip-Hop Album of the Year for CARE FOR ME), Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Fader, FACT, Complex and more.

With new music on his slate for 2022, Saba is prepared to continue pushing musical boundaries on his climb to rap’s upper echelon.

‘Come My Way’ is available to stream now across all digital platforms via The Orchard. Have a listen below…

R&B Producer Leol Drops Seductive Single, ‘Time’, Featuring HRTBRKFEVER

Following his well-received single, ‘Savages,’ which delivers a raw and sexy tribute to ladies confident enough to embrace their sensual, seductive alter ego, Chicago’s smooth beatmaster LEOL, drops another equally seductive raw joint simply titled ‘Time.’

Released in December, the single features another talented artist HRTBRKFEVER’s soothing vocals intertwining with the stripped back and mesmeric afterhours Trap R&B. HRTBRKFEVER brings Leol’s lyrics to life, which centers around a woman who uses timeless art of sex and seduction to request more of Loel’s time and money, to maintain her extravagant lifestyle.

HRTBRKFEVER has been in the music industry for ten years, performed at the Chasing Sounds event in Los Angeles, and worked with Bizness Boi and FRVRFRIDAY.

Hypnotic, thrilling yet hard-hitting, Leol’s latest offering is now out across all music platforms. Check it out below…